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Felipe Amaral & Germanico T Gallop to the Top at the Sunshine Tour CSI 2*

Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – March 04, 2022 – Brazilian riders are really showing their class here the 2022 Andalucía Sunshine Tour CSI 2*.  This time the win was from Felipe Amaral (BRA) in the Longines Ranking,  Royal Bliss Trophy, a 1.45 speed class with a field of 86. 

Felipe Amaral (BRA) & Germanico T

Today, Felipe Amaral (BRA) was riding his long term partner ‘Germanico T’,  who is now 15 years old and by the amazing sire, Numero Uno, dam sire, Julius.  The pair stopped the clock on this demanding course, in just 59.67 seconds,  the only pair to complete clear in under 60 seconds.

In second place was Canadian rider, a regular here at the Tour, Rebecca McGoldrick (CAN) riding the lovely gelding, ’Horatio Van Erpekom’ who is by another iconic stallion, Kannan, dam sire Udarco Van Overis.  These two took second position in 61.45s.  They were also second yesterday in the 1.40 class. 

In third was Julie Welles (USA) with a regular ride for her,  ‘Greatfull’ who is by Congress 4 x Peking.  One of yesterday’s winners, William Whitaker (GBR) with ‘Jalellah OL’ (Chacco Blue x Baloubet de Rouet) was fourth today and in fifth was yet another talented Brazilian Olympic rider, Yuri Mansur (BRA) with ‘Vitiki’ (Valentino 240 x For Expo).

Felipe Amaral (BRA) & Germanico T during the awards ceremony

Final Results – €26,400 Royal Bliss Trophy CSI 2*

1) Felipe Amaral (BRA) & Germanico T – 0 – 59.67

2) Rebecca McGoldrick (CAN) & Horatio van Eperkom – 0 – 61.45

3) Julie Welles (USA) & Greatfull – 0 – 61.92

Source: Press Release from the Sunshine Tour

Photos: © Moises Basallote Fotografia / Ahmed44 Photography